Tomorrow’s Engineers & Codehub Mentoring

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers

Our ambition is to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers. We support employers and the wider engineering community to achieve this collective aim and engaged directly with schools via our outreach programmes.

Applying an Impact Framework Date: Monday 28 June Time: 10:30-12:00

At this webinar EngineeringUK’s Head of Research, Steph Neave, and Senior Research and Impact Manager, Mollie Bourne will take you through an impact framework model for engineering outreach. We will also share insights on how the framework has been applied to a current engineering outreach programme. You will then have the opportunity to collaborate with other Signatories and Supporters in facilitated breakout rooms where you will discuss questions and ideas about how the impact framework could be applied to your own programmes. We are looking to record the workshop and share with those who are unable to join us on the day.  Please use this link to sign up.

Virtual Work Experience Date: Thursday 15 July Time: 10:30-12:00

At this webinar we will share with you some key learnings on design and delivery of engineering focused virtual work experience. We will share insights gathered via EngineeringUK’s Virtual Work Experience Working Group and showcase virtual work experience programmes that members of the Code Community are delivering, to share and build understanding about what works. In break-out sessions there will be the opportunity for participants to discuss key challenges, successes and ideas, in relation to delivery of virtual work experience.  Please use this link to sign up.

We hope that you will be able to join us at these two events, please do get in touch with The Code Team if you have any questions.

CodeHub Mentoring

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Codehub have been running a very successful mentoring group for a few seasons now. They are just about to launch this years, so if anyone is interested in being either a mentor or a mentee then please get in touch. They also welcome companies to get involved so contact them on their contact mail if you are interested in having a chat or getting involved info@codehub.org.uk.

South West Business Analysis

‘What goes where – an introduction to my wardrobe and UX architecture’ from Amy Lobé. This is an interactive session where you can learn some useful research skills to help organise your information (or potentially your wardrobe).

Amy is a Product Designer who’s run lots of user research and loves to share her skills. Get up to speed on how a user experience designer uses various research methods to make their decisions.

In this session you will:

  • discover a few methods of research to help create structure or architecture.
  • understand the pros, cons and uses for each of them.
  • get to grips on the details of a Card Sort
  • practice a basic Card Sort in teams.

13.00-13.45 June 29th. Sign up here.

Business Development Toolkit from SWCTN

In the course of our work across new ideas in immersion, automation and data we have developed the components of our Protopying the Business Programme, and we have made some new tools to help companies think about their offering, their way of working, and how they communicate that to others. Find it here.

This set of tools are designed to help you to dig into some essential aspects of your creative business, for example: 

  • understanding and creating a closer conversation with your audiences; 
  • knowing your market and how you can get to it
  • considering the different business forms possible and selecting the one that fits for you and your values
  • establishing the right business model for you and your idea,
  • aligning with your visions, values and culture to make the business that works for you.

The Computer Vision Festival: June 22-24.

Here’s a snapshot of the experts speaking:

  • Vice President, Image Data Scientists – AstraZeneca
  • Director of Computer Vision – Nike
  • European AI Hub Lead – Rolls Royce
  • Lead Machine Learning Scientist – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Product Owner Industrial Computer Vision – Volkswagen Group

We appreciate your timezone and your calendar may mean you can’t tune in live.
So, we’re giving you replay access to every presentation on the house.  Grab your pass.

Jobs of the Week

These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front (this ones not quite tech .. but ish)

Business Development Manager

This 15 month fixed-term post supports the final year delivery of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded, Creative Industries Clusters Programme, in the Bristol + Bath Creative Research & Development Partnership (B+B Creative R+D). 

The Business Development Manager, based in the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries town-centre space in Bath, The Studio at Palace Yard Mews, will work closely with the B+B Creative R+D partners on business development and will be tasked with maximising inward investment across the project across its last year of activity and reporting. 

Our Events

We run a few events for free that you are all welcome to pop along to – here are some of the upcoming ones for you to pop along to:

A career in aerospace and aviation industry with GirlGeekDinners – 24th of June

There’s also an up-to-date list of this week’s events and future conferences on our pages.

If you are currently looking for a job or considering a move or simply interested in working in tech then feel free to mail us for a chat on info@wthub.org.

Conferences

13th ACM Web Science Conference June 21st – 25th

Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID.

The Web has enabled a globally connected network of individuals and communities, but divides still exist and emerge in various online environments. Fostering an inclusive and just online environment is a persistent challenge: Web technologies can hinder or promote equity, and can exacerbate intersectional disadvantages. In recent years, this challenge has been amplified by the increasing prevalence of artificial intelligence and the automation of Web-based tasks as well as ongoing divides in Web access, use, and skill. The theme for WebSci 2021, Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID, calls attention to these challenges, particularly in light of the ongoing global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#exabytes21: Computing Education Conference June the 25th

exabytes is a fantastic, expert-led event that’s all about supporting schools to deliver an inspiring & engaging Computing curriculum!

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

Engage with our members, advertise your companies, and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.